Personal experience with one old, mean, nasty gray squirrel taught me that not only are squirrels quite strong for their size, but that they can be carnivorous by choice.
I found this out from the squirrel that was in the back yard of a house I once lived in. This squirrel hated us passionately, and would regularly follow along the fence as we walked down the driveway and into the back door of the house. Upon us reaching the back door, said ancient nasty squirrel would rush up its tree (near the back door), and proceed to throw some of the most amazing garbage down on us- with quite a bit of force.
Items retrieved from the scene of the attacks were not limited to the following: used baby diapers, broken crockery, walnuts, old butter knives, tupperware, rocks (ranging from pebbles to fist sized stones), branches, a Cadillac hubcap, and a used coconut shell.
The most disturbing item was when it hit my girlfriend in the head with the rib bone of an animal. We later found out it had belonged to a dog. That was not the disturbing part. The disturbing part was that the squirrel had very clearly gnawed it clean of any meat.
We started using the front door after the dog bone. I kept a really big stick by the back door- something I could lift, but hopefully the squirrel could not.
"Live for lust. Lust for life."
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